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Apple, Opera Ship Security Updates

Apple on Thursday released software updates to fix a slew of security issues in computers powered by its OS X operating system. Separately, a new version of the Opera Web browser is available that addresses a pair of serious security flaws.

Apple's seventh big bundle of updates so far this year plugs more than 40 security holes in the operating system and other software for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 desktops and server versions. Among the applications tweaked in this update are Apache, Finder, and ClamAV, the anti-virus software that ships with OS X server products.

The updates are available via the built-in Software Update feature, or directly from Apple's software downloads Web site.

For whatever reason, Opera still does not offer an auto-update feature. Opera users can grab the newest iteration of the browser, version 9.6, from Opera's Web site. In addition to the two security patches, the new version includes a few new features and some bug fixes.

I will be answering your questions about security and computer troubles from 11 a.m. to noon today, in our Security Fix Live online chat. If you've got a question for me, please feel free to drop it in the queue now.

By Brian Krebs  |  October 10, 2008; 11:17 AM ET
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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For some reason, the update wouldn't download in Opera on my computer. The process went fine when I downloaded the new version using Firefox, though.

Posted by: Heron | October 10, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

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